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post #211 of 4207
AmigodeMD,

Did you check the "Enable Digital Flat Panel Ouput"?


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Kei Clark
Digital Connection

AmigodeMD,


Kei,

I did not, I will check and get back to you. Incidently, I am back to the stable drivers from digital connection.
post #212 of 4207
OK. Maybe the FOX/UPN (WNTW/WWOR?) station is doing something, shall we say, creative.

While in virtual channel mode, do "D 05-1" and "D 09-1" show up in your channel list (assuming WNYW and WWOR are the broadcasters in question)?

Please forgive me for narrowing down the possibilities, even if they are obvious.

akula


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Originally posted by BenDover
but i have had virtual chan mode enabled all the while...so i have done numerous scans while it is enabled but have not been able to add the appropriate subchans...

i thought you were suggesting disabling virtual mode...
post #213 of 4207
Kei (or anyone else),

Update on virtual desktop problem when overclocking 2500+ on ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe MB to 200 MHZ FSB with AGP locked to 66MHz.

I enabled Digital Flat Panel Output on the MyHD application, but I still have the same results-I get a virtual desktop. However, I discovered something interesting...If I open the MyHD application once the computer is completed booting and the virtual desktop is displayed on screen, then a good desktop appears. This is a workaround but why does the virtual desktop happen in the first place. Like I said in my original post, the PC is stable with these timings...it works great with my Hitachi RPTV hooked directly up to the Radeon DVI without going through the MyHD Card, but when passing through the MyHd I get this virtual desktop when overclocking.

Thanks,




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Originally posted by Kei Clark
AmigodeMD,

Did you check the "Enable Digital Flat Panel Ouput"?
post #214 of 4207
I noticed that AccessTV now has the ability to work as a true Tivo like DVR for HDTV. Does the MyHD card have this potential? I am talking about the functions of Pause and rewind live tv..which is what most people refer to as time shifting. Right now it only can do VCR like functions.

Thanks,
post #215 of 4207
I just put in my dvi daughterboard last night and was looking forward to seeing a beautiful picture. Well after plugging it in the picture was great... what I could see of it. I have read the posts about overscan and tried using the utility to adjust. So you know how bad it is think of a 4:3 show on a 16:9 screen, then move it all the way to the right until the picture is at the edge of the screen.
The display looks find in 1368 by 768 only when using MYHD. Could this be a problem with the beta drivers or do I need to put in a very high number on the scansetup utility?
post #216 of 4207
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Originally posted by jgibo1
I just put in my dvi daughterboard last night and was looking forward to seeing a beautiful picture. Well after plugging it in the picture was great... what I could see of it. I have read the posts about overscan and tried using the utility to adjust. So you know how bad it is think of a 4:3 show on a 16:9 screen, then move it all the way to the right until the picture is at the edge of the screen.
The display looks find in 1368 by 768 only when using MYHD. Could this be a problem with the beta drivers or do I need to put in a very high number on the scansetup utility?

Did you enable digital flat panel after installing the DVI card?
post #217 of 4207
Yes, I enabled it. First I forgot and had no picture. And I had no overlay window when I tried to open MYHD. So I had to reconnect the vga and enable it.
post #218 of 4207
"The display looks find in 1368 by 768 only when using MYHD."

What does that mean? Are you saying that MyHD video output is good but your other problem is with the desktop or the problem is with DVI output and analog RGB from MyHD is OK?
post #219 of 4207
Oh I see I missed typed. Need more caffienne.
The HS10 has a good picture in 1368 by 768 using either the vga or dvi connection. Also the MYHD had no problems with overscan or shifting when using component or RGB.
When using the DVI connection from the MYHD to the projector the image is shifted to the right about 25 to 30%. (If you have a 4:3 image with black on left and right, you don't see the black bar on the right because it is shifted that far.) I did try different scenarios with the aspect and zoom and full settings. But no luck.
post #220 of 4207
What does the HS10 look like over DVI if you send it 1080i or 720p from MyHD?
post #221 of 4207
The picture looks fine except for being shifted to the righ about 25%. Last night while watching The Tonight Show the NBC bug was barely visible in the lower right hand corner.
post #222 of 4207
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Originally posted by jgibo1
The picture looks fine except for being shifted to the righ about 25%. Last night while watching The Tonight Show the NBC bug was barely visible in the lower right hand corner.

Just to be sure, you are talking about 1080i and 720p output from MyHD, right?

Does your projector have a center adjustment for the DVI input.
post #223 of 4207
Yes Cliff, I am talking about 1080I and 720P. I have the Sony HS10 and I looked for a center adjustment but didn't see one. The pc desktop is centered.
thanks for any help you can give
post #224 of 4207
Well when I got home tonight I tried uninstalling the application and driver. no good. Instead of using the scansetup to adjust underscan I tried using the overscan on the lef the non beta driverstt. I got it a little better but not much. It appears that 32 is about the highest I could put in on the left to pull the right side.
I think I might try the non beta drivers and see if the beta has something to do with this.
post #225 of 4207
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Originally posted by jgibo1
Well when I got home tonight I tried uninstalling the application and driver. no good. Instead of using the scansetup to adjust underscan I tried using the overscan on the lef the non beta driverstt. I got it a little better but not much. It appears that 32 is about the highest I could put in on the left to pull the right side.
I think I might try the non beta drivers and see if the beta has something to do with this.

Are you using PC Mode or Video Mode on you projector for the 1080i and 720p output from MyHD.

I believe video mode properly supports HDTV resolutions on the Sony HS10.
post #226 of 4207
I am using the video rgb mode.
post #227 of 4207
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Originally posted by jgibo1
I am using the video rgb mode.

Try the PC mode?
post #228 of 4207
In PC mode it is squished to about half a screen in what is probably the 1024 by 768 settings.
I just installed the drivers and app from the cd. Same problem. I tried 3 different resolutions.
on the 480P setting it was the opposite of the 1080I. It was on the far left.
Switched to 720P and more to the right but not quite as much as the 1080I.

I just reran scansetup and it had the 40 values in it still that I put. I switched back to an 8 for left overscan and right underscan. didn't make any difference.

Any chance this could be the dvi card? It does pass through correctly from my ati 9600xt.
post #229 of 4207
I am trying to get DVD Lobby/ Main Lobby Server to control myHD as my DVD player of choice. The great folks at Cinemar and their contributors have written several MLServer "plug-ins" for popular HTPC and automation software to directly control it. These include Theatertek and Zoom Player for DVD playback. I prefer the performance of myHD for playing my ripped DVDs over these softeware DVD players. The question is, how to I get them the necessary info to control the myHD software?(especially the beta version w/ DVD navigation, and the upcoming new official release when available).....I see from the 1.61 manual there are some command line options available, but I am new to command line and wanted to make sure there are not more options available I can tell them about. For instance, with Theatertek, there is a plug-in for MLserver that allows for the on-screen DVD lobby software "remote" to control the Theatertek transport controls. What would be the best approach to do this with myHD? I do not want to have to use girder to send out IR to the myIRC when all I really need is one software program to control another. Another option may be to see if DVD Lobby/ Main Lobby can send keystrokes. This may work well since there seems to be almost full control over the myHD app with the keyboard. I believe the Lobby suite can do that; I will look into it. In the meantime, a list of full command line options (if the manual does not cover them all) or any other hints about myHD control would be most appreciated. Thanks
post #230 of 4207
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Originally posted by sedavis76
Anyone know what the control panel check box "Multi-mode on Antenna" does?

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post #231 of 4207
Ok. After relinstalling the drivers and software and even moving to a different pci slot I think it is the dvi cable that is keeping me from having a good picture. I bought a 15 ft dvi-d cable from Microcenter. (I also tried a a 6 foot dvi-d from Microcenter that a friend had. )
When watching a High def source and having the output from the dvi set at 720 by 480P the picture is fine. Nice and centered. When I switch to 720P it moves to the right. Switching to 1080I it moves to the right even more. So even though the cable is supposed to hand 1080I it doesn't seem to want to do it right.
So if there is anyone in the Dallas area who has a Sony HS-10 that would let me verify this I would be grateful. Outside of that, any good sources to get a 15 to 20 ft dvi-d cable that won't cost me an arm and a leg?

I am using the video gbr on the hs-10. trying the computer selection is even worse. I do think it is odd that I CAN display 1386 by 768 in pc mode without any problems from my 9600Xt. I even switched the resolution to 720P using Power Strip and had no problems displaying on the video gbr.

So while typing this I am wondering if maybe it is not the cable and could be the daughter board. Since it is passing through fine but when actually in use for HD viewing it is messed up.
Now I think I am more confused.

Anyone with answers would be great?

Thanks,

Johnny
post #232 of 4207
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Originally posted by sedavis76
Anyone know what the control panel check box "Multi-mode on Antenna" does?

Yes.

Oh, you want an answer?

It allows both cable and OTA frequencies to be scanned. This allows you to merge the relatively low frequency OTA signals with the relatively high-frequency cable signals and use just one input.

Note that this doesn't give MyHD the ability to deal with cable HD modulation (64QAM or 265QAM). It only allows you to get 8-VSB over cable frequencies (rare in the US).
post #233 of 4207
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Originally posted by nabsltd
Yes.

Oh, you want an answer?

It allows both cable and OTA frequencies to be scanned. This allows you to merge the relatively low frequency OTA signals with the relatively high-frequency cable signals and use just one input.

Note that this doesn't give MyHD the ability to deal with cable HD modulation (64QAM or 265QAM). It only allows you to get 8-VSB over cable frequencies (rare in the US).

some of that makes sense to me but i am still perplexed
post #234 of 4207
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Originally posted by nabsltd
It allows both cable and OTA frequencies to be scanned. This allows you to merge the relatively low frequency OTA signals with the relatively high-frequency cable signals and use just one input.

Does that mean it should be unchecked if I'm only tuning 8VSB OTA channels? Does it do anything bad if I leave it checked and I'm not using 8VSB over cable?
post #235 of 4207
Quick Question:

Here I am twiddling with my antenna setup, little to the left, little to the right, up, down. But every time I walk away from the PC (on which I watch the output), to the antenna, MyHD turns off the onscreen signal meter! I walk back, press Ctrl-Enter, walk to the antenna, move it a few times, and have to walk back to the PC to turn the OSD back on.

Is there any way to turn it on and *leave* it on for times like this??

(Running latest beta from the FTP site, but had the same problem with the code on the CD)

Thanks,

-Ken
post #236 of 4207
Watch it on the Windows desktop, with the control panel displayed. There's a part on the upper left of the control panel that shows strength (although you might have to click it to get it to show a number--I'm not sure).
post #237 of 4207
Well after much diliberation I think my problem is the dvi daughterboard. Last night I was unable to get back into windows after a reboot or from standby. I wasn't sure if it was my 9600xt or the dvi daughterboard. After reinstalling XP and MYHD I was able to tell it is the daughterboard. I would not be able to get my screen back without turning on MYHD first. I had a similar problem with the passthrough for the vga connection. It would have odd lines that would go across the screen and would dissappear once MYHD was started.
Bypassing the pass through for both the vga and dvi has solved my boot problems. I was also able to get 1080i to display with MYHD correctly through the dvi but any other resolution is messed up. So I reckon I will be returning the dvi daughterboard
post #238 of 4207
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Originally posted by sedavis76
Does that mean it should be unchecked if I'm only tuning 8VSB OTA channels? Does it do anything bad if I leave it checked and I'm not using 8VSB over cable?

If you don't have 8VSB over cable why would want to leave it checked?
post #239 of 4207
Hi Cliff:
an idea for MyIRC:

How about a "bypass scheduled recording" checkbox in the screen when you double-click on the MyIRC system tray icon? Useful for when upcoming scheduled recording are pre-empted. Currently, I either (1) disable MyIRC in the system tray, which turns off remote control, or (2) futz with the schedules in the config screen, which opens the possibility of forgetting to redo it at a later date (been there done that!).
I'd like to see a checkbox along the lines of:
<_>Bypass _____ scheduled recording(s)
with a dropdown box with selections like:
__next
__next 2
__next 3

Useful when you have back to back events that are pre-empted, example: tonights Alias & The Practice, both bumped by a movie.

Just my 2 cents! TIA
post #240 of 4207
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Originally posted by Karnis
Currently, I either (1) disable MyIRC in the system tray, which turns off remote control, or (2) futz with the schedules in the config screen, which opens the possibility of forgetting to redo it at a later date (been there done that!).

My solution to this is to change the recording from "repeating" to "one-time" with a start date of the next week. It can still cause a problem if you forget to fix it after it records, but you have a week to make the change back to "repeating" and a week after that to re-create the reservation, so it's not too bad.
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